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Belgian national climate change adaptation strategy

Adaptation to climate change has been an important part of Belgian climate policy and will remain so in the foreseeable future. In Belgium, the scientific research conducted in cooperation with the government has calculated that the north of Belgium is more vulnerable to the inundations from the sea, while the south will suffer more from the heat and drought. This impacts a great variety of different sectors. In order to be prepared for the coming changes, the National Climate Committee has instructed members of the federal and regional (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels) governments to prepare this adaptation strategy. This strategy report was largely based on the conclusions of different adaptation studies on this subject which have been carried out or are going on in Belgium.